Black Stone Cherry
Black to Blues Volume 2

1. Big Legged Woman
2. Me & The Devil Blues
3. All Your Love (I Miss Loving)
4. Down In The Bottom
5. Early One Morning
6. Death Letter Blues

Chris Robertson – lead vocals, lead and rhythm guitar
Ben Wells – rhythm and lead guitar, backing vocals
Jon Lawhon – bass guitar, backing vocals
John Fred Young – drums, percussion, piano, backing vocals

Black Stone Cherry (2006)
Folklore and Superstition (2008)
Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea (2011)
Magic Mountain (2014)
Kentucky (2016)
Black to Blues (EP 2017)
Family Tree (2018)



Released 2019-11-01
Reviewed 2019-11-09

mascot label group

Black Stone Cherry from Kentucky are releasing the second volume in the Black to Blues story, a collection of cover songs that have inspired them – cover songs from some blues legends. The first volume was quite successful reaching the top spot of the Billboard blues list. The second volume can probably do the same, it looks rather fun but is it any fun to listen to? Well, it sort of is as I think that it is rather good.

Genre wise it can be described as blues rock with a bit of hard rock perhaps. It is fairly typical of the genre; the singer is typical for the genre as well. The EP offers pretty good production, the six tracks doesn’t show much variation but as the playing time is so short it doesn’t matter that the variation is somewhat lacking. And it is not only variation that is somewhat lacking, originality is another thing that is quite amiss but I guess that comes with the territory when you make a release consisting of only covers.

This is a fairly enjoyable little EP; I would say that it is a good one with good songs. I would however say that the EP isn’t too memorable and I am fairly sure that it will not make much of a lasting impression unless you are a big fan of the band or the blues-rock genre, which I am not. But if you are one of those fans you should probably have a closer look at this EP, as it will most likely be very appealing to you.

It will probably do well on the billboard like its predecessor but it will most likely also be forgotten fairly quickly as the nature of the cover release tend to be like that, more a curiosity than anything really making an impact. But you will not goo too wrong if you check it out, as it is good enough to entertain the listener for a little while.





Label: Mascot Records/Mascot Label Group
Three similar bands: Freddie King/Robert Johnson/Otis Rush

Rating: HHHHHHH (4/7)
Reviewer: Daniel Källmalm

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